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Benedictine College is located in Atchison, Kansas, on a beautiful 110 acre campus on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
Benedictine College is a co-educational university in Atchison, Kansas, United States, founded in 1971 by the merger of St. Benedict's College (founded 1858) for men and Mount St. Scholastica College (founded 1923) for women. It is a Roman Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college located on bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, northwest of Kansas City, Missouri. Benedictine is one of a number of U.S. Benedictine colleges, and is sponsored by St. Benedict's Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. The abbey has a current population of 53 monks, while the Mount monastery numbers 147 community members. The college has built its core values around four "pillars"—Catholic, Benedictine, Liberal Arts, Residential—which support the Benedictine College mission to educate men and women in a community of faith and scholarship.